In early July 2020, Disney + delighted fans with the premiere of the musical Hamilton, in which Alexander Hamilton was played by Lin-Manuel Miranda , and Jonathan Groff was reincarnated as King George III. The latter admitted in an interview that he has a peculiar habit on stage – to spit while singing, and he cannot do anything about it. The celebrity even recalled the case of how in a small theater the audience sitting in the front rows got pretty much from him.
Jonathan groff Childhood and youth
At the end of March 1985, on the 26th, in Lancaster, southern Pennsylvania, the Groff couple had a younger son, Jonathan Drew, of German, English and Swiss descent. Earlier, the couple accepted congratulations on the birth of their first child, David.
Julie’s mother (nee Whitmer) worked as a physical education teacher, Jim’s father as a draft horse trainer, and cousin James Wolpert became famous for reaching the semifinals of the 5th season of “The Voice
It is also known that the head of the family was brought up in the traditions of Mennonite, and his wife belonged to the Methodists.
The boy grew up in the city of Ronx, since childhood was carried away by singing. To this he was pushed at the age of 3 by Julie Andrews , who reincarnated as Mary Poppins in the musical film of the same name.
In 2003, the young man graduated from Conestoga Valley High School and planned to become a student at Carnegie Mellon University. But the admission had to be postponed for a year due to the national tour of the musical “The Sound of Music”, after which the guy decided to move to New York. By the way, while still living in Lancaster, Jonathan took part in the productions of Ragtime, Evita, My Fair Lady, Peter Pan, Pirates of Penzas, Bat Boy: The Musical, Rags and Honk !.
Jonathan groff Personal life
In 2009, Groff (height 180 cm and weight 70 kg) took part in the “National March for Equality”, openly declaring that he has a non-traditional sexual orientation. Then it became known that the man was in a romantic relationship with colleague Gavin Creel, who became famous for his roles in the musicals “Hello, Dolly!”, “The Book of Mormon”, Thoroughly Modern Millie.
From 2010 to 2013, the main character of the actor’s personal life was Zachary Quinto – the star of the Star Trek media franchise and the TV series Heroes, American Horror Story: Psychiatric Hospital . They subsequently broke up.
In 2015, the Point Foundation awarded the American a Point Horizon Award, calling it “a pioneer who took the lead role as an advocate for LGBT communities.” In the same year, the Bayard Rustin Award was added to the collection of awards. At the beginning of the 2000s, the artist was diagnosed with melanoma, which, fortunately, he managed to defeat with the support of loved ones.